"...David S. Heath succeeds in delivering a comprehensive review of Mobile Crisis Home Treatment (MCHT), an efficacious community psychiatric treatment model, developed as an alternative to in-patient hospital care. This is the first book to provide a step-by-step approach to implementing the MCHT program in the community. As such, this text is an excellent resource for anyone currently examining alternative treatments for acute psychiatric patients in the community. By providing sufficient, understandable information and examples, practitioners, mental health policy makers and planners, and students can learn about this program, examine its critical elements, and observe how it has been applied in a number of "real world" settings. Having been employed in both crisis work and on ACT teams, and having set up similar programs, I felt that this book rang true. It is an accurate depiction of what it takes to implement and sustain a new innovative program in an existing mental health system. For all these reasons, this book is a must read for anyone interested in implementing Mobile Crisis Home Treatment."
-Kraig J. Knudsen, in Community Mental Health Journal